Before a Florida bill dropped that disallows access to these records, John S. Nash was able to procure various revenue details and payout records from every major MMA promotion that hosted shows in the state for the past few years. Yesterday, July 1st, marked the first day that the provisions in Florida bill HB 775 took effect. (A summary of HB 775 can be found here.) If you had read an earlier post I did on the contents of the bill, when it was known as HB 808, and Zuffa's lobbying efforts to s more
The biggest sports economist conference of the year just ended. Out of 70+ projects, sadly only one was on MMA. Paul Gift discusses his project on fight night bonus awards as well as some of the interesting work being done in other sports.
WARNING: Unlike other pieces where it's toned down, I don't hold back the nerd-speak today. You will see phrases like "rank-order competition," "non-linear compensation" and "optimum effort levels." Read at your own risk...but read anyway.
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The Paradise Warrior will bring UFC world champions and MMA legends to the San Jose convention Center this weekend allowing the fans of Mixed Martial Arts a chance of a lifetime to learn from the best in the fighting game the "secrets." more
Father Time hates MMA fighters. He hates almost all athletes, really (except NFL kickers), but he's especially unkind to the select few who choose to fashion their careers inside a steel cage.
In basketball, when a player ages and slows down, he starts missing routine layups. He starts getting burned on defense. He can't finish that breakaway dunk with the same pizzazz.
He turns into 2014 NBA Finals Dwyane Wade.
In MMA, however, an aging fighter's shortcomings become painfully obvious once the d more
The UFC is home to an overwhelming majority of the best fighters in MMA. However, many elite competitors still do battle outside the Octagon.
Although most fighters would gladly take less money to compete on the sport's biggest stage, the UFC has missed out on some high-profile free agents like Eddie Alvarez and Ben Askren recently. It also made surprising decisions to part ways with former title challengers Jake Shields, Yushin Okami and Jon Fitch.
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Dominick Cruz, the longtime UFC bantamweight champion who was forced to abdicate his title after missing more than two years with injuries, is returning to Octagon competition this fall. But he suggested Monday that his return might have been even slower had he continued with a previous course of treatment. That course, Cruz suggested, may not have reflected a thorough understanding of MMA, and as a result he eventually took his care path into his own hands.
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Pressure can be good or bad.
It often lends a hand in propelling fighters to a level otherwise undiscovered, but it can also serve as a crippling mental handicap.
In any case, the feeling of being under pressure effects each and every professional athlete in some way, not just the ones who enter a cage and fight another human being for a living.
Based on past experiences, future expectations and overall divisional stakes, here are five MMA fighters under the most pressure to perform right now.Be more
The fight card is set for next month’s “ONE FC 18: War of Dragons” event, which marks the promotion’s debut in Taiwan.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News more
Get the scoop on the world’s top strawweight, the upcoming fight for the world’s top bantamweight and much more in the latest Women’s MMA Report.Filed under: News, UFC, WSOF more